The Indian batsman KL Rahul has undergone a successful surgery on his injured thigh and is determined to make a quick return to the national team.During a match for the Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League earlier this month, Rahul suffered a torn tendon in his right thigh.
As a result, he was unable to join India’s squad for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship final. However, the 31-year-old announced on social media that his surgery had been successful, thanking the medical staff involved in the operation.
“I just got done with my surgery. It was successful,” Rahul wrote. “A big thank you to the doctors and medical staff for making sure I was comfortable and everything went smoothly. I am officially on the road to recovery now. I am determined to get back to my best and get back on the field. Onwards and upwards.”
Rahul is a key player for India in all three formats of the game and may aim to return in time for the Asia Cup and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup later this year. However, he will not be participating in the World Test Championship final in England, as he has been replaced by left-hander Ishan Kishan.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, and Mukesh Kumar are also on standby for the one-off match at The Oval.The updated squad for the WTC final includes Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, and Ishan Kishan (wk).